Professor Edward Altman predicts that corporate bankruptcy filings will continue to rise throughout 2020
— June 29, 2020
Excerpt from USA Today -- "Edward Altman, the Max L. Heine professor emeritus of finance at New York University’s Stern School of Business, credits federal government stimulus, saying small business loans, stimulus checks and additional unemployment insurance have allowed people to avoid bankruptcy so far. 'But these measures are only temporary' Altman said. 'At some point, they’ll run out and personal bankruptcies will surge.' In the meantime, Altman believes corporate bankruptcy filings will continue to rise, and that 2020 will prove to be one of the busiest years since the Great Recession – especially for companies with more than $100 million in total liabilities."